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Grass fire at Marazion battle re-enactment

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  • July 3, 2011
Firefighters were called after explosives in a battle re-enactment set light to grass in Cornwall. A crew from Penzance extinguished the fire at the Armed Forces Day event in Marazion. Organisers had used their own water hoses to put out most of the ...

New Dorset heath fire suspected 'arson'

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  • July 3, 2011
An area of Dorset heathland has been damaged by a fire which is believed to have been started deliberately. Firefighters were called to Canford Heath near Poole at 2000 BST on Saturday after receiving numerous calls about the blaze. Two pumps and a L...

Woman rescued by neighbours from fire in Milton Keynes

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  • July 3, 2011
Neighbours who rescued a woman after she was trapped on the top floor of her three-storey Milton Keynes home by a fire have been praised for "bravery". The fire broke out on Sunday at about 0245 BST at a terraced home in Shearmans, Fullers Slade. The...

Man's leg impaled on railing in Whitmore Reans

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  • July 3, 2011
A man has been taken to hospital after becoming impaled on a railing. Ambulance crews were called to Newbridge Crescent, Whitmore Reans in Wolverhampton at 2240 BST on Saturday. Crews had difficulty in reaching him as he was down a steep drop from th...

Hot barbecue coals set fire to Ashford garden

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  • July 3, 2011
Two fences, a shed and a greenhouse have been destroyed after a man put hot coals from a barbecue onto the compost heap in his garden in Kent. Kent Fire and Rescue said the man, from Ashford, had gone indoors thinking the coals had cooled down, not r...

Two men rescued from River Tamar mud in Plymouth

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  • July 3, 2011
Two men have been rescued after getting stuck in mud on the banks of the River Tamar in Plymouth early on Sunday. The police were called by a worried member of the public who spotted the two, aged 20 and 30, some way from the shore at Kinterbury Cree...

Southampton rubbish fire protest residents get warning

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  • July 3, 2011
Residents in Southampton who threatened to burn their rubbish in a protest over council bin strikes have been warned they would be breaking the law. Some residents in Regents Park Road had planned to close their street for a bonfire on Friday. The pr...

Man treated in Dorset house fire

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  • July 3, 2011
A man had to be treated for the effects of breathing in smoke after a fire in his Dorset home which took 30 firefighters to put out. Crews were called to Lonnen Road, Colehill, at 2245 BST on Saturday to reports of a fire in a roof space. Firefighter...

Fire destroys terraced house in Clifton

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  • July 3, 2011
An investigation has started after a terraced property in Nottingham was severely damaged in a fire. More than 25 firefighters tackled the blaze on Winscombe Mount in Clifton, early on Saturday morning. A Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service spoke...

Fire in thatched roof damages family home in Henham

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  • July 3, 2011
About 30 firefighters have tackled a blaze in thatch at a cottage in Essex. The fire broke out at Henham, north of Stansted Airport, at lunchtime and the officer in charge reported 20% of the roof was well alight as crews arrived. Seven fire engines ...

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